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    September 30, 2010
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we had thunderstorms off to the west and then we have another plume of tropical moisture, if you will, that will roll in here later on tonight and early tomorrow morning. let me start with live doppler. we have some flood warnings in effect. you see your county flooded in here. this is a flood warning for montgomery county and fairfax and prince william. that means flooding is occurring. don't cross the street. you don't know how deep it is. these are heavy thunderstorms. they set up and almost set up camp in this area between gaithersburg and southwest towards reston and into shantilly and across 66 into manassas. they are adding insult to injury because rain fall rates are 1 to 2 inches per hour. we'll talk about the watches, again, the entire area under a flash flood watch. those are flood warnings in effect and that means flooding is occurring street or river flooding. in this case, street flooding. okay, here's what we think is going to happen.
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round 2, 2 to 3 inches. as far back as loudoun county through the district and then unfortunately, the bulls eye once again is going to be south and east of town into anne arundel county, st. mary's county, you can see an additional 3 to 5 inches of rain. i know you've already had between 6 and 10 inches, but get ready for round two. we'll break down the time frame, also talk about what that means for the morning commute. could friday morning be worse than thursday morning? back to you. >> topper, one of the hardest hit area was in calvert county, maryland, and that's where scott broome joins us. scott, just how bad are things where you are today? >> reporter: well, just a lot of rain fall here. i was looking at the computer at the naval air station south of us. 8 1/2 inches of rain. i'm in the chesapeake ranch estates here in lusby. take a look at this house behind me here. a mud slide. this front yard got so saturated with water, the yard literally slid under the
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foundation of this house, completely took out the foundation. this house has been condemned. completely unlivable with mud and water in the basement. just one example of the woes here in calvert county and further north in annapolis. a really miserable day with flooding. >> 10:00 a.m., high tide in annapolis. waterfront merchants scrambling to sandbag their store fronts in a miserable pounding rain. >> my basement is flooding because of all the heavy rain coming in from my neighbor's lots. >> but at the unfortunately named storm brothers ice cream factory, the battle was lost. when raw sewage began bubbling up from drains and water began cascading in, reid tried to fight back with a broom. >> trying to come this way to the front of the store. so push it right out. >> high tide flooded pedestrian walkways at the edge of city dock that left the parking lot flooded.
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city crews closed off a number of streets and sewage overflowed to make a foul stench. owner, ryan got by with nothing more than flip-flops and decided that sandbags would be no help at all. >> our drains are actually backing up with the water that is out here in the street. coming up through the drainage system out here. >> there's no way anybody is going to get any business today in this area. you see nature taken over and that's something to see. good reminder. >> just an example of the many businesses affected in annapolis today, whole foods market up there got the basement flooded in its parking garage. back live here in calvert county, where we've had 8 1/2 inches of rain. we have a house like this one off its foundation. a lot of streets have been flooded here. the good news is, it's not raining now. the bad news is, topper's forecast suggests they could see another five inches here and perhaps more houses dealing with this mud slide situation
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like this one here. reporting live in chesapeake ranch estates, scott broome, 9news now. they are just getting ready to catch a breath. scott, thank you for that. about 30 miles north of where scott is standing, this was the scene this morning in north beach, maryland. streets and homes were flooded there. high waves down the bored walk. people were everyone putting sandbags out to keep water from their homes. over to virginia, they haven't had quite as much rain, but plenty of people are still trying to dry out. suray chin is live where she has been checking out all the damage there. >> the flooded streets are just down the road from here. the water came fast and furious on brownsmill road. when it comes to these types of conditions, the neighborhood is on edge. >> whenever we get a lot of rain like this, i am keeping my eye on the water, the river. >> kate gets nervous in the downpour. the creek that often overflows its banks runs along the home where she's a full-time nanny
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to three small children. >> it got pretty crazy, to be honest. we had a lot of flooding in the backyard. it became a river, and actually we are surrounded on all sides. we became an island with the neighbors. >> last month, high waters surrounded the home in the front, side, and backyard. today, a much better outlook. even the bridge that crumbled the last go around was in tact. thanks to vdot workers who helped clear debris across the region. >> this is typical of what you'll see when you get a lot of rain. this is difficult run and all across the vienna area, it causes roads to close. > drivers abandoned their cars from anondale. it was a merry-go-round of cars with blocked roadways. >> i was in traffic for an hour and a half this morning. everybody going really slow. i hydroplained a little bit. >> other drivers see the brighter side of a rainy day. >> i like it to be honest with you. >> you like the rain? >> yeah, i love the rain.
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>> why? >> it is the weather that makes you, you know, it brings a lot of memories from my childhood. >> i was expecting more. i thought maybe we'd had round two. >> no round two this time, mother nature is saving that for another day. we've got a break in the rain on the virginia side as well. of course we are bracing for another round this evening and of course, these neighbors are going to be on the lookout. live here, suray chin, 9news now. >> in vienna, it's a creek that people worry about. it's the potomac river and the potential of it over flowing its banks, but oldtown may have dodged the bullet. peg, how did things get around there? >> well, i can tell you the potomac river absolutely went over its banks and spilled out. is this what is left of it. the water receded as quickly as it rose. this is the strand, the last street before the potomac river. but here's what it looks like earlier. the whole end of king street
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was flooded and one woman took her shoes off to get across the street. you see, she had parked her van right where the street became flooded. she had to get it out of there in case the street was to get more flooded. but i mean, the water was sitting here on this roadway. there was so much water that traffic barricades were floating. over at the bell haven marina, boats were rocking. there was a man trying to tie up his boat so it wouldn't be damaged. things were rough there. there were park rangers standing guard to make sure things didn't get out of hand with the flooding. they had sandbags at the ready. and the city provided sandbags for its residents and businesses as well. >> i'm getting sandbags. we have flooding in the backyard. raised up 4 inches and that was just this morning and now we have a couple inches to go. it will come in the house. >> we haven't heard too many stories of flooding. mainly just sandbags.
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a few people took them. a lot of businesses here are ready here at end. so businesses closest to the river, they are waiting here and they are ready. they have been through this before. the starbucks here, close to the river. if a picture inside of a canoe in front of the starbucks during hurricane isabel. so they are ready. they have their sandbags in case we do see some more flooding here in alexandria. i'm peggy fox, lesley, back to you. >> let's look at the district now and the rain sparked floods that trapped some cars up to 4 feet of water over on rhode island avenue. on reno road, lightning struck and brought down a massive tree. there it is. and while intersections were under water up in friendship heights, now crews are trying to clean up all the mess. coming up on 9news now, the largest toy recall of the year. more than 10 million toys and children's products pulled off the shelf. what parents need to know. top. >> all right, we changed the timing, if you will, of the
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next round two. we'll talk about that and take you out with live doppler. also going to come back and focus in on these storms east of frederick, down across 270 and back down towards gaithersburg. we'll talk about that. we'll also talk about where the bulls eye is going to be for round two. stay tuned.
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. capital one bank. they're everywhere. yeah, you're right!
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♪ [ male announcer ] capital one banks are everywhere. [ clang! ] with hundreds of branches and atms, they're hard to miss. hey, there's one right up the street. [ male announcer ] capital one bank. the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet? ove, go long! we are talking about the aftermath of the rain. what's on the roads? >> debris, downed trees. georgetown pike, that's closing all lanes right now because of this towned tree. we also have downed wires. avoid that area. take spring hill road. in montgomery county, we are dealing with power outages and traffic lights are out in many spots including germantown and bethesda. you know what to do, take it extra slow. we are going to wrap it up on
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the capital beltway. much better looking today than yesterday due to the bus crash at the spur. right now, traffic is moving well as folks try to get home before the next round of storms. lesley, back to you. >> all right, now to our consumer alert. it involves a giant recall of children's toys and products. fisher price is pulling more than 10 million items because of injuries and because of choking risks. among them, 7 million tricycles, 2.9 million toys and nearly 1 million highchairs and 120,000 cars and rampways. ten children were hurt on those fisher price trikes. 14 children were injured from certain highchairs. for more on the models and how to get replacement parks and repairs, go to our website, wusa9.com and click on living smart. coming up next on 9news now, montgomery county's plan to charge ambulance fees is now in the hands of voters. how the people ended up with the power. we'll be back. ggggwgwgwñagca
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voters in montgomery county will have a say to call an ambulance. the maryland court of appeals ordered a referendum on ambulance fees being placed on a ballot in november. that reverses a lower court ruling which rejected thousands of petitioners. the debate is over the county's plan to charge up to $800 each time an ambulance is called. you won't be paying more for a stamp come january afterall. the postal regulatory commission denied the request to raise the price of a first class stamp. right now it will cost you 44 cents. the postal service asked for the increase to deal with mounting financial losses. one of those one, two punch storms. we have come to get used to this kind of thing. first it was the snow earlier this year and now we get all the rain. >> 2010 has been quite a year. that's all we can say. >> no rain. >> earthquake, we've had it
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all. >> we do have a second round in here and we are looking at -- we move the timetable up just a little bit. okay. unfortunately, the bulls eye is the same. south and east of town. let's start with the computer. you see two plumes of moisture here. one is exiting pennsylvania and in upstate, new york. that's what hammered us this morning and a second one to the south and this is what is going to roll in here overnight. this is the second batch. it's like a conveyer belt of tropical moisture rolling northward. that is not going to change overnight. it's moving very, very quickly. we upped the timetable a little bit. we are talking again in the immediate metro area, 1, 2 inches east of town. 2, 3, 4, even 5 inches. we also have good thunderstorms off to the west right now. let me show you live doppler 9,000. you can access this on our website on wusa9.com. these are flood warnings. everyone is under a flood
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warning. that includes george county, frederick. big storm now. it is straddling 70 back over to mount arie and another to the east side of 27. now we'll work our way south and west and we'll see some more storms around darnstown. that is rain fall rates of 1, 1.5 inches an hour. everything is going off to the north, northeast. we'll move a little further south and west and we'll see again, another batch of showers and some thunderstorms. these haven't been moving, so consequently, some flooding possible in here. also down 28 and this is a pretty big storm now. straddling 66. everything is drifting off to the north and to the east. so that storm is going to go across the dulles toll road here in a little bit. all right, let's go back to the computer. we'll talk about tonight. flood watch continues, breezy with rain and thunderstorms. heaviest south and east. an additional 1 to 5 inches.
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and winds will start cranking out of the northwest after midnight. here's our line, moderate to heavier rain east of that line which cuts through montgomery county and fairfax. an additional 4 to 5 inches towards annapolis and the bay and the delmarva. time frame is 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., which is good and bad because it will actually get out of here before tomorrow morning's rush hour. at least the heavy activity will. bulls eye still east of town. allow extra time and tell commute if you can. if you have that option, that would be a nice one to exercise. also send us your pictures at wusa9.com. check us out on facebook or send us a tweet. we'll put it on the air. look at the wind, 23-mile per hour wind gusts downtown. it is the constant southeast wind that blows the water across. and builds it up on the west side of the bay. we do have a coastal flood warning in effect for the coastal areas around annapolis
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and anne arundel county. tides 1 to 3 feet above normal. now tomorrow morning, showers ending thankfully, decreasing clouds late in the morning. 50s and 60s. winds out of the northwest at 10 to 20 and gusty. by afternoon, partly cloudy, breezy, and pleasant. a nice day once we get past the noon hour. high temperatures in the low to mid 70s tomorrow. next seven days, 73 tomorrow and then 70 on saturday. nice for the terps game. and then we are looking at the chilliest day of the season. we hold in the 60s sunday, monday, and tuesday, with showers. no not heavy, but with showers. >> you have been asking people to send pictures. apparently they have been listening because our viewers snapped pictures of this storm. they have been doing it all day. we have them on our website. we have them on twitter. here's a few of them. it looks like water world. this is a car submerged. this comes from gabrielle. meanwhile in the commonwealth, this is old courthouse road. it got nearly 2 feet of water.
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i hate to have my car stuck there. >> just what topper told you not to do. >> i know, and a twitter contributor. alex gives us a view of the national cathedral. >> really? >> it is all a coincidence. what we can see through the misty fog there. very nice picture. brett is here and there's some big game taking place in some city away from here. >> i think donovan cares about this 9,000 percent more that he is letting on. he is handling it wisely. but man does he want this game. what would you say to the folks in philly on sunday? we know that donovan is too classy to say some things himself. we took this to the streets. plus, the disconnect to mike shanahan and clinton portis and why this cereal box leads you to a sex chat line. 9sports explains next.
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my dad is the supervisor of a train station and my mom's a teacher. my dad's an auto technician. my mom's a receptionist. i'm not sure i would have been able to afford college without the tuition freeze. while tuition in other states is rising out of reach... governor o'malley made the tough choice to freeze tuition. he made my dream of going to college into a reality. i'm the first in my family to go to college. my brother and i never would have been able to afford college. even though times were tough... governor o'malley kept his promise. there's never a doubt... there's never a doubt whose side he's on. martin o'malley... moving maryland forward.
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okay, 72 hours now until donovan's return to philly. while that city debates whether
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to boo or cheer him when he walks into the stadium sunday, here in dc, the redskins have more pressing concerns. for starters, what is the deal between mike shanahan and clinton portis? dave owens tries to get to the bottom of that. >> reporters went on why he was such a nonfactor in the second half against the rams. and here was his answer. >> hey, for these hot topics, coach shanahan is right upstairs. you are going to interview him. you have to ask him all those question questions. >> i think i reviewed that enough. we'll talk about that after the next game as well. >> portis' limited role was part of a plan to rotate back. monday, he pointed to his hand injury. portis' response. >> i hurt my hand in the first series of the dallas cowboys game, so you see me play against houston and you see me
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start out the rams. >> if he was healthy enough to play in those situations, why not sunday's final 30 minutes? as for whether he has spoken to coach, there is nothing to talk about. he's the coach, he made the decision, it's over with. >> way to press those guys for answers, dave. at least the redskins won't need a new punter. joshua flew to nashville to get checked out by a specialist and she okay. as for mcnabb, no doubt he is too classy to say what he really thinks about the eagles. fans who, as you know, booed him last year, despite the championship games he took them to. so we asked fans today, what should donovan say to philly fans when he returns on sunday? >> i think the fans are going to treat him dispick belie. they are going to boo and carry on and probably throw things and it's going to be hard for him. >> coming back to philadelphia, especially in
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those colors, burgundy and gold. >> if i was donovan mcnabb, you guys lost something good, so dc got it all. >> we ask the same question on our facebook page, what should donovan say? jenny says you traded me for a convicted felon? if that's the image you are going for, you can have it. they didn't trade him, but we get her point. allen says he should say absolutely nothing. he should let his game on the field do all the talking for him. now the toyota high schoolsports.net play of the day. >> tomorrow is the latest edition of the game night report. tonight's coming from west lakes high. this is linebacker, steven kudasoy and taking it to the house. 32-12. big news from the nba. ted who just became an owner in that league three months ago has been fined $100,000 by david stern for making comments
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about the collective bargaining agreement. ted told business leaders that the nba will have a hard sally cap, like the nhl and the commissioner said zip it. finally tonight, bengals receiver, chad ochocinco released a box. when people called that number, it was not the charity. it was a hard core sex chat line. the manufacture apologized for the error. imagine the poor moms and kids who are having breakfast and dialed the phone, expecting to do something nice. >> double check those numbers. >> what is in that cereal? >> yeah. that is it for 9news now at 6:00. tomorrow morning we start bright and early at 4:00 a.m. with all the latest on the weather and traffic. have a great night.
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. >> couric: tonight, fear of flooding as a massive rainstorm moves up the east coast. it's already a killer. i'm katie couric. also tonight, they were

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